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Kidney stones found on catscan?

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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If you're having pain, may need to see urologist.
Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney damage if obstruct enough. Can also predispose to kidney infection due to poor drainage. Main thing is to include them on your medical history and discuss with pcp, as can be related to other conditions. Managed by urologist if problematic.

In brief: Depends

If you're having pain, may need to see urologist.
Also should get your blood chemistry checked if hasn't been done. Kidney stones can cause kidney damage if obstruct enough. Can also predispose to kidney infection due to poor drainage. Main thing is to include them on your medical history and discuss with pcp, as can be related to other conditions. Managed by urologist if problematic.
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: Kidney stone.

Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own.
Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy.

In brief: Kidney stone.

Kidney stones up to 5mm in size will predictably pass on their own.
Just drink plenty of water so you produce a lot of urine, dilate those ureters and allow the stone to pass. It may hurt while it's on its way out, but it'll pass. Bigger stones will likely get stuck and will cause tremendous pain and will have to be removed by lithotripsy or cystoscopy.
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Kidney Stones

Are you having pain or problems with the kidney stone? Some can be found on ct scan and will never cause a problem but if you have pain, then i would get in to see your urologist.
He will advise you on the next step.

In brief: Kidney Stones

Are you having pain or problems with the kidney stone? Some can be found on ct scan and will never cause a problem but if you have pain, then i would get in to see your urologist.
He will advise you on the next step.
Dr. Kevin Daus
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